ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z, Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge

I'm building my first desktop, mainly for music production some video editing and some gaming.
I've done a lot of research over the last couple days and I've decided that I'm going to go with the

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131759

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139015

Is that a good combo so far?
with the maximus iv gene-z mobo, will i be able to add a nice video card? as well as adding sound card?
there is so much to choose from, but would be the rest of the parts to add to make this a good build? ram, ssd etc.

Thanks,
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  1. The link for th mobo is not working. If you are looking at the Z68 model ov the Maximus IV Gene-Z there is one caution: it does not allow you to use the native GPU on the intel chip so you have to get a video card.

    Yes, it has pleanty of room for a video card and a sound card.
  2. Is this true?

    So if I brought a 'ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z' and a 'Intel i5 2500k'. I would not be able to use the intergrated graphics of the intel chip?? The ASUS webiste says the following... "Intel® Z68 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance".

    Thanks!
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